Thursday, November 6, 2008

Multicultural Book Festival in Portland Maine

MANY VOICES: A multicultural book fair for families

Saturday, November 22, 10:00 – 1:00

Breakwater School gym, 856 Brighton Ave., Portland

EXPLORE BOOKS that take your child around the world. The fair
features the latest children's books and classics depicting the
cultures of China, Korea, Japan, Southeast Asia, Africa, Latin
America and the Middle East, as well as African American, Native
American, Latino American, Jewish American, Muslim American and
immigration books.

MAKE YOUR OWN ORIGAMI BUTTERFLY just like in the book Butterflies
for Kiri! We'll also offer face painting, balloon tying and other
kids' activities.

MEET THE AUTHOR: Cathryn Falwell, author and illustrator of
Butterflies for Kiri and other children's books, will be on hand to
meet the children and autograph books.

COME AND SHOP! The fair will also sell bake sale treats, gently used
traditional Chinese clothing for kids and adults, and our special
limited-edition tote bag by Maine artist Betsy Thompson.

THE BOOK FAIR IS FREE and open to the public.

EDUCATOR DISCOUNT Educators receive a 20% discount on all books.

FOR MORE INFORMATION email bamboo@... or visit

Presented by the Chinese and American Friendship Association of
Maine's Chinese School.

Titles selected by Curious City ( and provided
by Books Etc.

The Chinese American Friendship Association of Maine (C.A.F.A.M) is
a non-profit cultural organization whose members include Chinese-
Americans, Americans who have lived or worked in China, parents who
have adopted children from China, and others with an interest in
Chinese history and culture. In addition to the Chinese School,
C.A.F.A.M. offers lectures, holiday celebrations, and an annual
Chinese New Year celebration (slated for January 31, 2009--more

1 comment:

John said...

The group just returned from the organization's International Choreographer's Showcase in Atlanta. This Saturday's hour long
show at the Millennium Stage will include a number of medleys, as well as performances by the company's teen and children groups Future Shock and Mini Shock . The performance is part of the Multicultural Children Book Festival.
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